Recommended Reading: June 6th, 2012
Thennary Nak’s Picks
Shiritsu Bakarea Koukou Ep 08 Review – J-Everything
The romantic subplot is beginning to build up much to Tyler’s dismay.
2PM’s Wooyoung drops more details on his upcoming solo album – Musicasia
I kinda wish more producers thought that releasing solo material was the best way to make a member stand out.
2PM’s Taecyeon to go by the name of ‘TY’ as a composer – Musicasia
Taecyeon aiming to be they random voice at the start of 2PM songs?
AKB48 27th Single General Election 2012 Results – Melos no Michi
Just the pure results for AKB48′s 4th senbatsu election, without any analysis.
Top AKB48 Members 2012 – Supermerlion
Supermerlion has some interesting analysis of the results, especially with comparing the number of votes members got this year to the number they got last year.
Final Result of AKB48 27th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo – AKB48 Wrap Up
Even more results, but an interesting graph to see just how much Yuko beat everyone else.
Acchan looks so cute when she doesn’t feel pressure (and 2 other stories on Annin and Kaoru) – AKB48 Wrap Up
During most of the election Acchan was doing TV work. It’s amazing how much more comfortable she looks!
AKB48 General Election 2012 Results (by a NMB48 fan) – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary shares the results and her thoughts on the election.
AKB48 Election Ranking Results – New School Kaidan
Anthony invites you to compare against the NSK gang’s predictions.
Some Thoughts About The Election – IXA Ready
More reactions to the various movements (and non-movements) in the election.
[PB] AKB48 ~ Sousenkyo 2012 Official Guidebook – Jappydolls
For those looking for a helpful guide to the elections…
AKB48 27th Single/ 4th General Election 2012 Results – Wota (in training)
Mina looks at the movement from the preliminary results and last year…
AKB48 4th Senbatsu Election: Mina☆ Reaction – Wota (in training)
As well as shares her reactions to the changes this year.
AKB48 Senbatsu Election Commentary – Happy Disco
Serenyty shares her own opinions, including thoughts on sister groups SKE48 and NMB48.
Yuko’s Winners Backstage Speech/Umechan Video – IXA Ready
The new queen of our pop overlords makes her statement.
tutumon: OMGOMGOMG! I RUN OUTTA BLOOD!… – Idols and Hollywood
A good example of why Sae placed in the senbatsu.
Tanaka Reina Joins a Rock Band – Pure Idol Heart
Further thoughts on what Reina’s new band could mean…
Okay! Musume Digest! #1 – Okay! Musume Time
And still more speculation, especially about Reina preparing to leave Morning Musume.
Hump Day Eye Candy Extravaganza – Your Opinion Doesn’t Count
Reina does hawt white trash very convincingly, no?
The History of the Gyaru – Part Three – Néojaponisme
This fascinating series continues – a bit hard to follow, but nonetheless rewarding.
Passpo☆: Idol Watching Idol – Pure Idol Heart
This is what I love: idols as mutual admirers and not hard-bitten rivals.
Info/Rumor: Kahi May Not Join After School for June 21st Comeback – AfterSchool ❤
If true, hopefully this means Kahi is already prepping for her solo comeback.
Mid-year predictions and thoughts, 2012 – Never Ending Music Power
Thennary makes some informed guesses on where her favorit groups are headed.
Koda Kumi – JAPONESQUE – Chaotic Dusk
A detailed track-by-track review that likes the album but wishes it was more adventurous.
Big Bang – “Monster” – Konno’s Story
The artful nature of the song and video wins over KonnoAsami.
Vanilla Beans- “Non Section” PV – Neaux Clicked on It
By the end of this video all you can think about is long, sexy gams.
DalShabet – Mr. Bang Bang – Music Video Review – I Am Ipodman
Ipodman finds himself charmed by the latest from this girl group.
Maimi Yajima ~ Hello! Project Digital Books No.94 – Jappydolls
I know there are Maimi fans out there who can’t resist…